This was our first ever B&B stay and we were not disappointed! They offer many different amenities including: snack bar, fresh baked goods, soda, teas, coffee, water, delicious buffet breakfast, etc! Our room was very cozy and clean. They have a decent DVD selection which we enjoyed. The landscaping is beautiful and we enjoyed sitting on the wrap around porch and reading and enjoying the scenery. There are numerous local and chain restaurants in the area to chose from. The inn keeper was very friendly and helpful and we will definitely be recommending The Whistling Swan to others.
We only spent one night, but enjoyed our stay immensely. The Craftsman style Inn is beautifully furnished, the gardens and little shop outside picturesque and the food was delicious. It is obvious that the owners take great pride in their Inn as well they should. I look forward to going back. Diane
Well kept, up-to-date property. Clean, appealing and accommodating. Bottled water and chocolates in room. Coffee, tea, water, Port, Sherry, and cookies available 24/7. Delicious, filling breakfast. Located in the center of town, can walk to several restaurants and shops. Well landscaped. Friendly inn-keeper. Recommend to others and looking forward to a return stay. Alan & Claire, Harrisburg, PA
I spent a lovely evening dining on the deck and listening to a a quintet of local jazz musicians. It was quite special. My king room was well appointed and comfy. I love this inn and will return before the jazz program ends in August. One problem should be addressed. I tried to call the inn the day before my arrival to assure that I would be seated on the deck for dinner. I left two messages on the answering machine and asked for a return call. No one called me back. When I arrived at the inn, my requested room was not acknowledged (which I put in the remarks section of the internet reservation) nor was my deck dining request. That posed some shuffling around issues that the staff handled expeditiously.
The Arts & Crafts décor was beautiful but the place is so DARK. There was virtually NO place to go where there was enough light to read by, especially in the bedroom. This was a big issue for us since with our R&R, reading is key. Also the mattress in our room was so soft we both had back pain the next day. One side of it was so compressed it felt like I was falling off.
I could not have asked for a better experience with Ros and Tom. Ros opened her Inn and her arms to my family and friends. She allowed us to hold my sister's bachelorette party at her Inn and she went above and beyond in her accommodations to a large party of women, many of whom were not even staying the night. She allowed us to have a painting class and she set up a beautiful catered dinner on her front porch. The bride-to-be was beyond happy and without Ros' help, the night would not have been nearly as successful. The inn was beautiful and very well kept. Her breakfast was delicious as well! Thank you for your hospitality!
I remember staying at Settlers Inn several years ago with 2 of my children. At that time, my brother was staying in Woodloch springs and we stayed overnight at the Inn on the way to visiting him. This latest trip was with my girlfriend who was a first time visitor to Hawley. We arrived for a one night stay on Memorial Day weekend. I booked the trip on the Inn's website 3 weeks before. Upon arrival I asked about a AAA discount and they gladly adjusted my room cost. That was the first positive experience. The room was on the third floor and overlooked the garden. It was larger than I expected and a quiet part of the Inn. Breakfast was wonderful the next morning. Our server was warm and friendly and every item we tried on the menu had a unique presentation value and was delicious. The desk staff was a pleasure to interact with and was helpful. I enjoy taking photos on all of our vacations and the staff helped to photo document our visit. It was a romantic and restful weekend experience for us at the Settlers Inn and I highly recommend staying there if you are in Hawley. By the way, we have stayed at Select Registry properties all over the country and have not been disappointed yet!
Never in my years of travel have I had such a comfortable stay. While the room was petite it was perfect for my partner and our dog. What was really shocking was our lovely bed & breakfast owner who provided us with a home cooked breakfast every morning that was way beyond just some eggs and bacon. Everything about our stay was more than comforting. Will be going back soon!
We were blown away at the beauty of The Settlers Inn. The restaurant was superb and having a quaint bar at the other end of the lobby was such a wonderful attribute. Our only issue was that unknown to us, the room we booked was right above the kitchen. It was quite noisy until late at night and then again before 5:30am. When we told the front desk of our lack of sleep due to the noise, they agreed to move our room and kindly apologized. However, they told us to have our bags packed after breakfast for them to move us, but we didn't get moved until after 2pm. We packed up after breakfast, went our for a bit and came back around noon to rest due to our lack of sleep the night before. However we had to wait for over 2 hours in the lobby because our new room hadn't been cleaned and the housekeeping staff had gone to lunch. Additionally, we were offered no compensation for this inconvenience, not even a glass of wine while we were waiting. So while the facility was beautiful, our lack of rest, having to stay in the lobby for 2 hours to wait for our new room and getting offered no compensation for this inconvenience, left a bad taste in our mouth.
My wife and I planned to spend a quick getaway at the Settlers Inn, and were disappointed when the forecast called for 12 inches of snow and we had to cancel. As the weekend progressed and it became apparent that the storm was going to be a bust, we changed our plans and headed north, and are we pleased that we did. We took advantage of the Winter Foodie package. Everything was perfect. The room was spotless, and so comfortable. The dinner food and service were top notch, and the breakfast was a perfect ending to a great stay. I would highly recommend the Settlers Inn to anyone who wants local hospitality at its' very best.
Our three day stay at the Inn was outstanding. We really enjoyed our visit. The Great Meadows room was beautiful.The Parlor was so relaxing, warm, and cozy. The breakfasts were awesome. Ros and her staff made us feel very welcome.
We stayed at the in as part of our valentine celebration. It is warm and cozy. The atmosphere is welcoming. I loved the wood work, the fireplace and the charming restaurant. The people were friendly and reflected joy in they're work. I recommend this inn for all.. We will be back. Thank you.
Fabulous getaway, worth a drive. Room was small yet comfortable, albeit somewhat stuffy overnight. The bar is very nice, and the food exquisite. Special mention to the brilliant pianist who kept the mood light and fun.
Stayed at Settlers Inn the day after Christmas. I choose to stay in a smaller room (216) which was mosty accommodating and clean. Staff (especially waiter at breakfast) was exceptional. If in the area, would definitely stay again. A+
We recently celebrated our anniversary in the Walnut Valley Suite at Whistling Swan. The inn is charming, well appointed with gorgeous furnishings, well kept, and extraordinarily clean. Ros (the innkeeper) is extremely hospitable and is a great chef. The breakfasts were in keeping with expectations for an inn on the Select Registry. Ros keeps home baked goods, coffee, tea, cold beverages, a flask of sherry, and other snacks available for her guests 24-7. The bed, furniture, and room furnishings were comfortable providing for a relaxed environment. There was plenty of hot water for the romantic Jaccuzzi and the twin "his and her" separate bathrooms. The room was private and quiet. Ros made us feel more like visiting relatives than guests. While we didn't need any special considerations, she made sure we knew that nothing was too small to ask. Housekeeping also really did a nice job. Overall, this is the finest B & B we have ever visited and we would recommend it to anyone wishing to stay in the Stanhope, North Jersey area. The Whistling Swan is a perfect getaway "worth the whistle" and exemplifies how a B & B should be operated. Thanks Ros for a delightful stay. We will be returning again. Ron & Karen Parker/Moorestown, NJ
My wife and I stayed at the Whistling Swan for two nights over Veterans Day weekend. The Whistling Swan participated in the B&Bs for Vets program, offering one free night to military veterans that weekend. Ros and Tom are excellent hosts, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We would definitely recommend this B&B to friends, and will probably stay again. Check-in and check-out: we arrived late, but we were able to get to our room with no issues. Ros provided us with a code to access the front door, and left the key to our room on the front desk. There is plenty of parking available in the lot behind the inn. Check-out was easy, and they take all the major credit cards. Room: we stayed in the Morris Canal room on the second floor. The room was clean, comfortable, and had everything we needed. This room has a heater that simulates a fireplace and a TV with DVD/VCR player. Common areas: there is plenty of room to sit and relax downstairs if you want to do so. Ros and Tom have coffee, tea, snacks, and sherry (delicious!) available downstairs 24 hours a day. They also have a collection books and movies available. Things to do: my wife was experiencing pretty bad morning (all day) sickness so we mostly just rested in our room. We did venture out for pizza down the street, and I had an excellent dinner at Bell’s Mansion. The town has a lot of antique shops, and there are plenty of other options nearby. Breakfast: this is my favorite part of a bed and breakfast, and the Whistling Swan did not disappoint. Ros has an excellent breakfast buffet, and also makes one specialty item to order each day. We enjoyed croissant French toast casserole, breakfast burritos, eggs Florentine, ham, sausage, oatmeal, apple crisp, coffee, tea, orange juice, and an assortment of fruits.
Had to be in Milford for an event and we booked a room at the Harrington House. It was wonderful. The rooms were pristine and beautifully decorated. The breakfast the next day was exceptional and Adrienne, the hostess was terrific. Highly recommend.